It was brought to my attention few weeks ago that so far, I haven't actually posted up any photos of my miniatures to my own blog (oops!) - I thought the beginning of the new year was opportune time to start changing that. A good friend has recently started building a Death Guard army and in turn, I was going to start work on some plans that I'd had for a Thousand Sons force: a sort of slow-grow affair whereby we'd set fortnightly deadlines of what was going to be built. The excitement got to him a bit, though, and he sped off and started building his army straight away. I realised over Christmas, though, too, that the last thing that I needed to do was start another army, and instead I've returned to a force which is about halfway through to completion - my Imperial Guard army.
I love the Imperium in all it's soul-crushing fascist glory and I started building this army, to my shame, about four or five years ago (I work very slowly) in order to expand my Witchhunters force. The joy of building a Guard army for me, is that I get to work on a number of various different personalities and odd-bods alongside the men and women that make up the rank and file of the army itself, meaning that I don't get too bored; I find completing squads really tough as I get a bit bored batch painting - if I can work on a squad of Guardsmen at the same time as working on an individual miniature then it breaks up the monotony a bit and makes completing tasks a bit more achievable. The Imperium, being a vast and complex organism, contains so many different archetypes - from Inquisitors to Navigators to Adepts, Priests and Psykers (most of which can now be worked into the army list due to the current Codex) - that it's one of the easiest forces to style to your vision of the 41st millennium, and the army is shaping up to be a darkly characterful force.
I won't say too much more about the army this evening as I wanted to keep this brief: instead, I thought I'd let you know what I'm up to at the moment, and give you a quick image of the colour scheme of the force. The colour recognition on my camera isn't amazing, but I've been using that as an excuse to procrastinate whilst I wait for a new iphone. Anyway, here's a quick snap of the first of many Guardsmen - my Basilisk operator: